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Req ID:  6067
Date:  Nov 3, 2019

Durham, NC, US, 27710

Personnel Area:  MEDICAL CENTER

School of Medicine:


Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked tenth among its peers, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve humanhealth locally and around the globe.


Comprised of 2,400 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations.




  • Advise managers on pay issues, affirmative action requirements, position classification issues, performance appraisal, employee relations and employee training and development issues; maintain liaison with Human Resources and other appropriate offices and departments to respond to employee problems, issues, and special requests and to facilitate actions.
  • Provide support and guidance to managers on talent acquisition and retention activities, including but not limited to, the development of search plans and strategic recruitment strategies/initiatives, applicant sourcing and selection, job description development and position management, and temporary recruitment needs ensuring compliance with EEO and other applicable requirements.
  • Advise and assist management, faculty and staff in the handling of employee relations issues, complaints and/or grievances and determination of appropriate disciplinary actions; represent management at grievance hearings, dismissal conferences and arbitration.
  • Collaborate with managers in identifying employee training and developmental opportunities and determining appropriate resources to achieve the planned objectives.
  • Manage and implement HR programs, initiatives, and activities supporting the overall organizational goals and objectives.  Provide oversight and support for onboarding, visa management, training compliance, and leaves of absence, payroll processes, annual health check program, service award programs, annual performance management process, and annual flu vaccination onsite clinic ensuring compliance with the flu vaccination policy. Lead and serve on organizational committees as required.
  • Provide guidance in the development and implementation of the Diversity Strategic Plan and Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity efforts. 
  • Prepare reports and analyses reflecting progress, adverse trends and appropriate recommendations or conclusions; ensure maintenance of appropriate personnel records.
  • Supervise designated employees; recommend various personnel actions including, but not limited to, hiring, performance appraisal, disciplinary actions and vacation schedules.
  • Interpret human resource policy intent and/or acceptable management practices to ensure fair and consistent application of University policy; develop departmental policies in accordance with established University policy.


Preferred Skills


  • Strong verbal/written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Solid organizational and analytical abilities
  • Project management skills
  • Proficient computers skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint,Outlook etc)
  • Familiarity with Duke@Work, SAP, and Success Factors preferred


Minimum Qualifications



Work requires a general business or personnel background generally equivalent to a bachelor's degree in a related field.




Work requires five years of business and/or administrative experience, OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE. with exposure to human resources activities, to acquire knowledge of human resources policies and procedures necessary to manage the personnel activities of a major department or division.




Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.


Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas—an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.


Essential Physical Job Functions: Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh